Virat Kohli completes 10 years in Test cricket. He made his Test debut against West Indies on this day in 2011. (AP)
Father’s Day: Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli made an emotional post remembering his father on the occasion of Father’s Day. Virat’s father Prem Kohli died in 2006. Then he was 18 years old. At that time Kohli was playing a Ranji Trophy match for Delhi. He had reached the stadium to play the match the next day after his father’s funeral.
New Delhi. The third day of the final of the World Test Championship is special for Indian cricket team captain Virat Kohli. He made his Test debut on this day in 2011 against West Indies. That is, Kohli’s decade in Test cricket has been completed. Since then, he has played a total of 92 Tests and has scored 7534 runs in it. Apart from this, today is also a special day. Because today is Father’s Day. On this occasion, Virat Kohli also remembered his father. He wrote an emotional post for his father on Twitter.
Virat wrote that Happy Father’s Day to all the fathers around the world. Of all the wonderful things God has given me, being a father is the greatest joy and blessing I have ever received. As I am missing my old man on this day. I also celebrate the memories I spent with him. Kohli’s father passed away in 2006. Then he was only 18 years old.
Happy father’s day to all the father’s all across the world. Of all the wonderful things that God has blessed me with, being a father is by far the greatest joy and blessing. As I miss my old man this day, I also celebrate our memories together. ️
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) June 20, 2021
Virat’s father Prem Kohli died of a heart attack. At that time Kohli was playing a Ranji Trophy match for Delhi. The next day after the funeral of his father, he had come to play matches for Delhi. This was the biggest example of Kohli’s dedication towards cricket.Kohli got out after scoring 44 runs.
The dream of Kohli and the fans to make this day memorable was shattered. He was dismissed on the third day without adding any runs in his yesterday’s score of 44 runs. He was made his victim by Kyle Jameson. Kohli shared a crucial 61-run partnership for the fourth wicket with the team’s vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Out of this, 27 runs were scored by Kohli.
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Rohit-Shubman gave a solid start
Earlier, the opening pair of Rohit Sharma and Shubman Gill gave India a solid start. Both had added 62 runs for the first wicket. However, the Indian innings faltered when Rohit Sharma (34) was dismissed on this score and Cheteshwar Pujara (8) and Shubman Gill (28) were also dismissed. India had scored 146 runs for the loss of three wickets on the second day of the test.